History of Austria from 1918 to Today

History of Austria

(First) Republic of Austria (1918-1933) With the end of the First World War, Austria was now divided. The newly founded Czechoslovakia received Bohemia and Moravia. The rest of the area became the Republic of German Austria. German Austria also had to give up territories that came to Italy (e.g. South Tyrol and Istria) and those that came to newly emerging countries, namely Poland (Galicia) and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats…

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Sweden Recent History

Sweden Recent History

History of Sweden from 1523 to the 18th century The Wasa Period (1523-1611) A man named Gustav Wasa fought against the Stockholm bloodbath that Christian II had initiated. In 1523 he forced Christian II to flee and took Stockholm on June 6th. Sweden was independent again and this day is still celebrated as a national holiday. Wasa was elected king. The Reformation took hold and in 1544 Sweden was declared…

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Greece Animals and Plants

Greece Animals

What is growing in Greece? Many tree species grow in Greece. The most common are eucalyptus trees, cypresses, sweet chestnuts, pines and spruces. Pine and fir trees also grow. The north of Greece in particular is heavily forested. There is also great abundance of water, so that the north differs from the much drier south or the numerous islands in terms of plant growth. One of the most striking plants…

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Top Sights in Split

5 must if you are in Split

A holiday in Split is not just sun and swimming, there are lots of things to explore once you are in place. Split is Croatia’s second largest city and has as many historic buildings as it has places of charm. It is a fairly compact city and the best way to get there is to walk. It is also in that way that you can experience everything that the city…

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Russia Economic Policy

Location of the Russian Federation

After falling deeply in the 1990’s, Russia had recovered economically. In addition to the stronger oil price, an increase in industrial production, domestic consumption and increasing investment activity had also contributed. Corruption and bureaucracy, however, hamper the country’s economic development. The long-awaited transformation into a high-tech state is still missing. Structural deficits, financing problems and trade restrictions through sanctions are holding back economic growth. Policy Major economic reforms were carried…

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Russia Society and Sports

Luschniki Olympic Stadium Russia

Proportion of literate adults: 99.7% (estimated, 2019) Major religions: Christianity (Russian Orthodox) 42%, Islam 7% Urban population: 74.6% (2019) Life expectancy (male / female): 66/77 years (2019) Gender Inequality Index: Rank 49 (of 189) (2019) Number of births: 1.7 / woman (estimated, 2019) Infant mortality: 6.5 / 1000 live births (2019) Human Rights & Civil Society According to militarynous, Russia guaranteed all human rights and civil liberties in the 1993…

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Russia Everyday Life

Russia 500 ruble bill

Currency: Russian ruble (RUB) Exchange rate: 90 per € (12.2020) Time zones: UTC +3 to UTC +12 Country code (phone): 007 Climate (for capital): continental Everyday life As national holidays of June 12 be the day on which the Russian SFSR in 1990 declared its state sovereignty and “the people Unity Day”, which is reminiscent of the so-called November 4, to the liberation of Moscow in 1612 by Polish-Lithuanian foreign…

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Travel to Russia

Russia Foods

Entry restrictions due to COVID-19 To contain the coronavirus, entry of foreigners was severely restricted from March 18 to May 1, 2020. Only a few groups of people are still allowed to enter: people with permanent residence permits, official delegations, employees of embassies and transit travelers. On April 29, the entry restrictions on foreigners were indefinitely extended. The air traffic in the EU and Germany is heavily restricted Service. German…

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